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UN Envoy: Prospects for Middle East Peace Process Bleak

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 5:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A top United Nations official says talks aimed at restarting the Middle East peace process remain stalled, and that time is running out for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Robert Serry, the U.N. coordinator for Middle East peace, spoke Wednesday at a Security Council debate on the decades-long conflict. He said efforts to […]

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US Committed to Gulf Security

Posted April 1st, 2012 at 12:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington is committed to strengthening the defense capabilities of its Arab allies in the Persian Gulf in the face of Iran’s growing threat. Speaking Saturday in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, at the launch of a “strategic forum” between Washington and the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council Clinton said America’s […]

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US Committed to Gulf Security

Posted March 31st, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Washington is committed to strengthen the defense capabilities of its Arab allies in the Persian Gulf in the face of growing threat of Iran. Speaking Saturday at the launch of a “strategic forum” between Washington and the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, Clinton said […]

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Israel’s Netanyahu to Visit US as Concern Grows Over Possible Iran Attack

Posted February 5th, 2012 at 3:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Israel says its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, will travel to the United States next month. The visit comes at a time of increased concern among U.S. officials about the possibility of an Israeli military strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office said Sunday he will travel to Washington to address members of the […]

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South Korean President to Visit Gulf Oil States, Turkey

Posted January 30th, 2012 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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South Korea announced Monday that President Lee Myung-bak will visit several oil-producing countries in the Middle East in February in an effort to diversify Seoul’s oil sources. Officials say Mr. Lee will visit Turkey and then Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in a week-long tour that begins Saturday. The president’s office said […]

HRW Urges Support for Arab Democracies

Posted January 22nd, 2012 at 6:15 am (UTC-5)
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A human rights organization is urging Western powers to support the rights of Arab Spring protesters to build real democracies after ousting strongmen once backed by the West. In its World Report 2012, Human Rights Watch said Sunday that Western policy toward Arab countries traditionally has been “one of containment,” backing an array of Arab […]

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U.S. Mideast Envoy to Resign

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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One of U.S. President Barack Obama’s top Middle East advisers is stepping down from his post. In a statement Thursday, White House Middle East Envoy Dennis Ross noted that his term has covered, what he called, “a period of unprecedented change” in the Middle East. But he said he had promised his wife he would […]

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Clinton Thanks Oman for Help Freeing US Hikers

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Oman, where she will thank Sultan Qaboos for his country’s help in securing the release of three American hikers who were held in Iran. Clinton arrived in the capital, Muscat, on Wednesday after visiting Libya. Her visit comes less than a month after Oman arranged for […]

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World Leaders Welcome Israel-Hamas Prisoner Swap

Posted October 18th, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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International leaders hailed Tuesday’s prisoner exchange between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas. Among the reaction: U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton welcomed Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit’s release, telling reporters on a visit to Libya that the Israeli soldier was held for “far too long.” U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he hopes the […]

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Reports: CIA Building Secret Mideast Air Base to Target Yemeni Terrorists

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. media report the Central Intelligence Agency is building a secret air base in the Middle East to use for armed drone attacks on terrorists in Yemen. The Associated Press, which first reported the construction plans, quotes unnamed U.S. officials who say the base, at an undisclosed location, could be operational by the end of […]

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